Climax of a Jane Austen NovelCLIMAX OF A JANE AUSTEN NOVEL
Cool mezzanine in marble night
Retreat from festivities inside
Two silhouettes-----and And the intimate possibility of life!
Dripping, dipping-----pausePurring, pampered feline in the sunChilled banister to burning fleshRaising goose bumpsParting, starting-----pauseRigid as a hare, the hunt begun.
Lips slick, contradict uncertaintyPersuasion shining by pearlescent moonEyes locked invasivelyHers betraying welcome of this bawdy boon(And his the affability to swoon)
Danglingin arms so strong and embracingwith fire racing through thighs and wombhow many daysdecadescenturies to soon!?
Respectfully neglectfully-----pauseThe knight withdraws, a child shy from companySilk gloves, lace shrugtidy, though inside completely undoneBrocade vest, formal best, for a bow and frightened emotional regress
Good evening, Madame-----pauseBoots clicking on the tile down the hall
A Little Night MusicA Little Night Music</i>
When Im with you,
I question death.
Youve lain quiet far too long.
This ritual lustjust
D. C. al Coda
from the Great Composer.
But I manipulate too:
pull your strings,
I can make you sing again.
I unlock your coffin,
stroke my fingers
down your long, long neck,
long for you to nuzzle
against my cheek, my head,
how you always do
when my fingers trace
the hollows of your chest,
your sienna sides an hourglass.
Ive been addicted
since I first plucked you
to the vibrato of your body
as I grip your bow,
the taut, pale hair,
and release deep,
in shameless crescendo.
Moan your arietta breath,
falling lifelessly again,
dreaming of our
D. C. al Coda.
Nominative VacationNominative Vacation
Vacationing to tropical Gerund
suggests my situation
Locative locations and accusative destinations:
Youre the object of my infatuation,
progenitive genitive of elation!
You provoke such dative evocations
A case inspiring the provocative:
Touch me! she says. Its imperative,
instrumental to employ the proper conjugation!
Brothas an sistas of tha congregation,
All ye of 2nd person denomination,
If you perfect each aspect of yo soul,
You conditionly igno
Tha present tense troubles of aw nation!
Before bowin to subordination,
lets coordinate a conjunctive rebellion, for
all wanted men and supporting actors
prove principle participles in our endeavor.
So if you wanna join in, come on!
Just forget your prescriptibitions
Drop a dangling preposition!
Cross your ts.
Cross contamiblaminate your parts of speak.
Stop worrying bout wher
Sofia Plays Apollo's LyreSofia Petrovna Plays Apollos Lyre
Leningrad sits astride the Neva, frozen in time,
a haunting mélange of pale hues, glorious façades
and teeming ghosts.
drops of music
in the yellow dress
on yellow earth
and the lanterns burn
Concrete flesh crawls
Pillars ache and
with each drop of
The wallpaper rots